11 April 2011

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This is one of the most beautiful songs ever, in my opinion. Read more... )

平沢進 - "Mermaid Song"
Japanese lyrics )

Romaji lyrics )

Hirasawa Susumu - "Mermaid Song"
Rough English translation. )

An acquaintance of mine also says this song describes how Hirasawa fans respond to Hirasawa's singing--everything stops and we would like to drown ourselves in his voice. Ahem. Well. That is certainly another possible interpretation of this.
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In some random interview I read that Mr. Hirasawa sometimes tries to use music to place the listeners in a situation outside of reality or everyday life. The goal is to make the listeners ask themselves how they would react in such a situation. "Echoes" strikes me as that kind of song. Read more... )

平沢進 - "Echoes"
Japanese Lyrics )

Romaji lyrics )

Hirasawa Susumu - "Echoes"
My English translation )